Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Review: Tennessee Curiosities by Kristin Luna

ISBN: 0762759976
Published: November 23rd, 2010
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Read from June 7th to 8th, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The definitive collection of Tennessee's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Tennessee residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist. 


This is pretty much a normal sort of travel guide that lists various attractions and talks about them each a bit. Except this one is supposed to focus on the "odd" attractions that people are less likely to know about. I think some of the things listed seemed to fit that better than others, but I do have a list of things I really want to visit now. Most of the stuff in this book sounds interesting.

You don't really read a travel guide for its writing, but honestly, the only reason I gave this four stars instead of five on Goodreads is because there were several phrases that the author seemed to use repeatedly. This probably wouldn't have been as noticeable if I were flipping through the book more instead of reading it, but as it was, I picked up on it. It was to a point where it just got a bit annoying, but it wasn't really anything to detract from the actual point of the book.

This is also a series with books focusing on each (I think) state, and I kind of want to buy the Indiana one just to see what attractions made it into there for the area I live in. I think this sort of travel guide is a great idea.

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